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Knitting projects

Knitting projects

We are very fortunate to have a number of local groups, businesses and individuals who take on knitting projects for us.

Southampton Hospital Charity are currently trying to expand the range of knitting we can provide to different areas of the hospital. We would love help with these knitting projects, and the templates for each of these projects can be found below. Some are seasonal, however we are happy to accept these at any time of the year to build up the supplies ready for us to distribute across the hospital at the right time of the year.

Please put any finished items in the post to us at Southampton Hospital Charity, Mailpoint 135, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6YD or pop in to see us as we love to see what everyone has created. We are based by the main reception at Southampton General Hospital.

It takes great skill to knit and we take our hats off to you all. Some of the creations we have seen over the years have been incredible!!

 

Neonatal unit and maternity wards:

We currently have a surplus of knitted hats, jackets, socks and mitts for our smallest patients so unfortunately we cannot take any more at this time. 

Blankets
We are desperate for some colourful knitted blankets to wrap around babies and our neonatal babies. Even small squares that we can then combine into larger blankets, so we are talking anything size wise from 15 inches square, right up to 4'11. We have over 300 babies in our care at any one time, and to every child we try and give a blanket when they are in our care. Imagine how many blankets we go through each year...

 

Twiddlemitts/Fiddle blankets

These are used as distraction for our dementia patients (generally our elderly patients) to give them something to fiddle with rather than medical lines.

Twiddlemitts look like an open-ended sleeve and are a knitted cylindrical tube with buttons and ribbons sewn on the inside and outside. Fiddle blankets are perfect especially for the men to keep warm and have something to play with their hands.

Twiddlemitt template - we currently have a surplus stock of these.

Fiddle blanket